Future forecasting: landscape architects might save the world

Future forecasting: landscape architects might save the world By Naomi Stead, The University of Queensland I predict we’re going to hear a lot more from landscape architects in the coming years. There has long been a misunderstanding about what they actually do – “something about gardens” being a common response. But the diversity and scale […]

A Moment With Gough Whitlam

A Moment With Gough Whitlam By John Keane, University of Sydney Gough Whitlam, addressing supporters on the day of his dismissal, November 11, 1975 ABC Edward Gough Whitlam has passed on, leaving behind millions of citizens saddened by scores of eloquent obituaries reminding us how, once upon a time, Australian politics produced world-class leaders courageously […]

‘Gentle parenting’ explainer: no rewards, no punishments, no misbehaving

‘Gentle parenting’ explainer: no rewards, no punishments, no misbehaving kids By Rebecca English, Queensland University of Technology In a piece in The Conversation, Bernadette Saunders described positive discipline. Parents who practise positive discipline or gentle parenting use neither rewards nor punishments to encourage their children to behave. By “no rewards” I mean they don’t use […]

Copyright in the Trans-Pacific Partnership echoes past mistakes

Copyright in the Trans-Pacific Partnership echoes past mistakes By Kimberlee Weatherall, University of Sydney Ten years on from the Australia-US Free Trade Agreement, Australia is entering another round of negotiations towards the new and controversial Trans-Pacific Partnership. In this Free Trade Scorecard series, we review Australian trade policy over the years and where we stand […]